"In preparing for the birth of my first child, I became rather overwhelmed by the number of options available to me in the NYC area, with a vague sense that an unquestioned hospital birth was not for me (or my husband). So, should we investigate doulas? Midwives? Birth centers? A home birth? 'Baby-friendly' hospitals? Above all, I craved un-biased perspective on all of my options for birth. Shira was a life-saver - she is familiar with the many, many birth options (from hospitals to home births) in the NYC area, and was able to listen to my questions and concerns to help me sort through my own feelings. In the end, Shira recommended a number of names and resources, and provided me with a list of questions to ask potential care providers. We have since decided to have our baby at home with a midwife and doula, and could never have arrived at this confident decision without Shira's wise support and guidance." - Emily Wachner
Individual consultations: Answers to the Questions You Didn't Know You Needed To Ask
Navigating healthy pregnancy, birth, and postpartum choices can be mysterious and confounding! There are many choices that a pregnant person can make even in early pregnancy that can help affect positive outcomes in birth and in the postpartum period. In this consult in your home/over skype we will answer your questions, review how to choose a trustworthy midwife or doctor that is a good fit for you, give doula, acupuncturist, and chiropractor recommendations, review the basic nutritional needs of pregnancy as well as recommended supplements in pregnancy. The Fee for an Individual consult in your home is $150 for a 1.5 hour consultation, or $50/up to 30 minutes and $90/up to an hour on the phone/over skype. Please call or email to schedule your consult. *Please talk to me if this fee is a barrier for you to receive care. *If you decide not to use our services within 24 hours of a confirmed appointment time, we will charge a $50 cancellation fee.
Ongoing access to a Midwife: Text or call to get questions answered
In my humble opinion, this is one of the most exciting and unique services available to my Frida Care clients. The journey of pregnancy is full of many unknowns which can sometimes be experienced as extremely exciting and other times as incredibly anxiety-producing. I have observed this rocky and beautiful road in all of the people of my life who have had the privilege of experiencing it, and I have had the honor of unofficially midwifing them through every step of this incredibly sacred time. With this service, you will have access to me throughout your pregnancy when small questions come up (texting!), or if you'd like to talk through some of the bigger decisions about your pregnancy/birth plan as they come up, I will be available to you. It is my policy to get back to you within 24 hours, and it is my desire to address your specific concerns and provide the support you need and deserve.The Flat Fee for ongoing text/phone access throughout your entire pregnancy is $325. *Please talk to me if this fee is a barrier for you to receive care.